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Read the latest developments, reporting and analysis from the world of Parkinson's research, including progress made in studies, tools and collaborations funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation.



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    MJFF Launches Publication Database to Support Open Science, Accelerate Research

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation announces its launch of an open MJFF publication database to track Foundation-backed publications.

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    Episode 8: Managing Risk for Drug Discovery and Development in Parkinson's Disease with Kalpana Merchant

    In this episode, Dr. Kalpana Merchant draws from over two decades of pharmaceutical industry experience to share progress in drug discovery and development for Parkinson’s disease and other…

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    New Biological Definition and Proposed Staging System for PD: What it means for Researchers, Industry Professionals and Clinicians

    A global team of researchers published a paper in The Lancet Neurology in January 2024, conceptualizing a biologic definition as well as a research staging system for “Neuronal alpha-Synuclein…

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    The First Biological Staging System for Parkinson’s: A Research Accelerator for the Field

    Taking another major step into the new biological era of Parkinson’s disease (PD), an international team of patient, research and industry leaders has proposed the first iteration of a research…

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    Episode 7: Using Neuroimaging and Biomarkers to Improve Neurodegenerative Disease Diagnosis and Assessment with John Seibyl

    In this episode, Dr. John Seibyl discusses his early work on neuroimaging in Parkinson's disease through to the groundbreaking, large-scale clinical trials he is involved with for assessing the…

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